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I. The Relation Between the Laws of England and the United States
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Volume X: Restitution - Unjust Enrichment and Negotiorum Gestio | Chapter 3 (1989): History of Restitution in Anglo-American Law

Completed in November 1985

George E. Palmer

A. Emergence of the Idea of Unjust Enrichment

1. English law. – Early in the history of English law judicial decisions began to appear whereby a party was in fact deprived of an unjust enrichment, but there is nothing in the reports to suggest that any such idea motivated the courts. In t…

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George E. Palmer, “I. The Relation Between the Laws of England and the United States”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_100301>
First published online: 2018



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